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Art Therapy Large Group - Goldsmiths University
Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 1:00 PM – Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 4:00 PM BST
The course aims to give you the opportunity of taking part in an Art Therapy Large Group. We aim to provide a boundaried space with no explicit agenda, to enable individuals to explore, through the use of art, performance and dialogue, the dynamics that arise in a large group.
We aim to provide a boundaried space with no explicit agenda, where all are responsible for meaning-making and all are subject to the dynamics that arise in a large group. All participants have in common that they share an experience of the social and political world, its events and its institutions as they do the natural world and its mutability. However, individuals and groups of people experience this differently according to how they are situated in the world. The course is premised on the understanding that the boundaried space of the Art Therapy Large Group, where art materials are provided, allows these differences to be expressed and explored both verbally and non-verbally. The group, as a microcosm of society, thus becomes an arena in which we create and reflect on the development of an inclusive world.
This course, which draws on innovative research at Goldsmiths, is designed to be of interest for a wide range of people working in the helping professions as well as to people interested in the arts and performance, politics, community and psychotherapy. Previous experience of Art Therapy is not necessary.